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Naked Necks with dry, peeling neck and crop skin

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I have Naked Neck hens with dry, peeling skin on their necks and crops.  I have tried different creams, vitamin E, vaseline and aloe vera gel with no results. I feed them good quality layer feed, black oil sunflower seeds, vegetables, greens, cabbage, and some mealworms for a treat.  Their coop and run are covered so very little sun is coming in.  Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I can put on their necks or add to their food to help with this problem? Thanks

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Hi,

 

I have naked necks too.  I haven't had this problem, but I might be able to help.

 

Every two to four weeks I add sulfur and amino acids to the drinking water.  I also use Apple Cider Vinegar.  Give on each change of water when they are moulting.

 

My girls have a choice of sunshine or shade in their coop and run.  So where you coop is covered, try to let them into the sun as well.  They like it a bit warmer than other chickens.

 

Chickens like meat, fruit and vegetable.  No citrus or onions.  I never give them a poultry mix bought already mixed. I buy the food separately and mix my own.

 

Plenty of water should be available to hydrate them.

 

I hope this helps

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